October 5, 2015

Pumpkins

It’s October – pumpkin harvesting time! Most pumpkins will rot in a month or so, but did you know you can store them for up to 6 months if you do it right? Find out how in this video.

You may see lots of Halloween pumpkins by the curb side right after the holiday is over, but if you want to save your crop of pumpkins for pies later in the winter, they actually well keep quite well.

In fact, pumpkins may be stored for months, but you have to know how to do it. If you try to store them immediately, without curing, they may not last as long as you want them to. Curing is easy, and you don’t need any special equipment to do it.

Here are some tips for growing great pumpkins, as well as curing and storing them for winter:

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Rose S.

An avid gardener since childhood, I love sharing my passion for gardening with others! I have gardened in a number of different climates and settings, from large fenced garden plots, to tiny patio and container gardens, and I firmly believe that everyone can learn to grow at least some of their own food - no matter where you live. Growing your own food can help you take control of your own health and food supply, and there has never been a better time to get started!

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